Wide Receiver's to Emerge in the SEC in 2024

Spring games have mostly concluded, and all teams are well into their spring practices at this point. Throughout the off season, we have picked up tea leaves from coaches and seen highlights of players in practice that can lead us to speculate who may emerge at the wide receiver position in the SEC for 2024. In this article, I predict who I think may emerge at the position based on information I have gleaned and highlights I have seen.
Georgia wide receiver Anthony Evans III (17) runs a drill during spring practice in Athens, Ga., on
Georgia wide receiver Anthony Evans III (17) runs a drill during spring practice in Athens, Ga., on / Joshua L. Jones / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Tank Hawkins (Florida)

Hawkins appears to be the next speed demon at wide receiver for the Florida Gators. The true freshman and IMG Academy product has shown great speed at Florida’s practices and appears to be connecting well with Gators quarterback, Graham Mertz who comes back for his second season in Gainesville after an impressive 2023.

Helping both Mertz and Hawkins will be other Gators wide receiver Eugene Wilson III who had a breakout freshman season for the Gators. Between Mertz’s confidence, Wilson III’s command for attention, watch for Hawkins to have a nice season as a compliment for the Gators.

Eugene Wilson III (Florida)

The former five-star Gators recruit had a great freshman season catching 61 passes for 538 yards. While Wilson is pretty well-known compared to most of the other receivers on this list, watch for his production to at least double this season as last year he was playing in more of a slot non-traditional receiving role with not a lot of passes to him down field.

This year, with the emergence of fellow wide receiver Tank Hawkins early in camp, look for Wilson III to play more of his natural receiving position and more balls to him well beyond the line of scrimmage in 2024.

Nic Anderson (Oklahoma)

Anderson appeared in 13 games for the Sooners last year as a redshirt freshman, catching 38 passes for 798 yards. This was second on the team to Drake Stoops who the Sooners lost to graduation. While he arguably emerged last season, look for Anderson to show out even more so in 2024.